Backyard to Table promotes local food resilience and sustainability in the mid-Hudson Valley through garden-builds and hands-on education. We aim to deepen our community’s connection to the natural world by demonstrating how to grow food (even in pots or small lots), support pollinators, share harvests, protect habitat and take focused action to ensure an abundant and sustainable local food system. With year-round support and regional collaborations, our goal is to engage an ever-widening circle of gardeners, farmers and lovers of nature in the responsible stewardship of our exquisite and threatened land.
What We Do
Garden Builds & Consultations
Not quite sure how to make a garden grow in the space you’ve got? Give us the job! Whether you’ve got pots or plots to work with, our experienced team can guide you from dirt and compost through seeds and plugs (those itty bitty plants). And of course we’ll show you how to how to care for your new fruits, veggies and flowers.
Have you got too much to handle? Too many berries, tomatoes, apples, stone fruits, veggies or herbs-gone-wild you can possibly consume? Glean Team to the rescue! Our volunteers will come to your place to pick or snip whatever produce you can’t use—aka, we’ll glean. We’ll donate the whole shebang to a local food pantry. This is a free service. We love making fresh food available to deserving neighbors.
Rhinecliff Sustainability Series
Backyard to Table is proud to sponsor the Rhinecliff Sustainability Series at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, NY. Each month, either in the field or through an expert’s presentation at the Library, we explore a topic that connects us to our natural world.
Workshops & Field Trips
Sometimes you have to take it outside. Backyard to Table offers seasonal workshops and field trips focused on enlightened gardening (ever grown mushrooms in coffee grounds?), natural marvels, and all manner of practical and esoteric ways to interact with Mother Earth—Gaia—to create resiliency for all of us. Our get-togethers are virtual for the time being (hello, Corona), but still tons of fun.
New! We are excited to launch our Pollinator Initiative to enhance local habitat and food-sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife.